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Fire Department Safety Officer: Health and Safety Officer

September 18

Alabama Fire College & Personnel Standards & Education Commission

This course is based on NFPA 1521: Standard for Fire Department Safety Officer Professional Qualifications, 2020 Edition. The course is intended for the member within a fire department or emergency service organization who performs the functions of a Health and Safety Officer or who serves as an assistant to the Health and Safety Officer.


(IFSAC or Pro Board) Certified Fire Officer I

Alternative Certification:

Individuals not certified to the Fire Officer I level completing equivalent coursework as approved by the Commission are eligible for alternative certification under the following conditions:

Alabama state licensed Emergency Medical Technician certified to the EMS or Rescue Officer I level may be certified as EMS Safety Officer I.

Individuals certified to the EMS or Rescue Officer I level and able to demonstrate particular competence in the area of rescue operations may be certified as Rescue Safety Officer I.


Instate Cost: 265

Out of State Cost: 510

Required Text:

Occupational Safety, Health, and Wellness, 4th Edition

Certification Course Syllabus

Practical Exam Materials

Special Equipment:

  • Laptop that can produce documents in Microsoft Office or Adobe PDF